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Hard living put to rest for CD.

It's no surprise that songs from blues guitarist Derek Miller's new album, The Dirty Looks, are up for nomination at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards in Manitoba in November. The album's 12 cuts are rife rife  
adj. rif·er, rif·est
1. In widespread existence, practice, or use; increasingly prevalent.

2. Abundant or numerous.
 with an emotional personal struggle that speaks to a new time in the life of the artist.

"Recording Dirty Looks was the hardest thing I have ever done," said Miller, who has been compared to legends Neil Young and Leonard Cohen cohen
 or kohen

(Hebrew: “priest”) Jewish priest descended from Zadok (a descendant of Aaron), priest at the First Temple of Jerusalem. The biblical priesthood was hereditary and male.
. Promotional material for Dirty Looks tells us the Juno and NAMMY award-winning singer/songwriter locked himself away in a Winnipeg studio for six months of deep introspection introspection /in·tro·spec·tion/ (in?trah-spek´shun) contemplation or observation of one's own thoughts and feelings; self-analysis.introspec´tive

 about his "wild man ways." The Dirty Looks tracks were ripped from the guts of that tumult.

Link Wray Fred Lincoln "Link" Wray Jr (May 2, 1929 – November 5, 2005) was an American rock and roll guitar player most noted for pioneering a new sound for electric guitars in his hit 1958 instrumental "Rumble", by Link Wray and his Ray Men. , Jimi Hendrix Noun 1. Jimi Hendrix - United States guitarist whose innovative style with electric guitars influenced the development of rock music (1942-1970)
Hendrix, James Marshall Hendrix
 and Bob Dylan Noun 1. Bob Dylan - United States songwriter noted for his protest songs (born in 1941)
 inspire his blues fused with rock fused with Hank Williams Noun 1. Hank Williams - United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
Hiram King Williams, Hiram Williams, Williams
 Sr. sound. His sexy vocals won him acclaim in 2003 for Music Is The Medicine, which garnered a Juno Aboriginal Recording of the Year win. This new effort from the Mohawk from Six Nations is an infinitely better album, his song writing skills more developed, his sound more mature overall.

The Dirty Looks is Miller's story about the troubles that come with hard living, the good times he's experienced and the bad. (The track "Devil Came Down Sunday" was written in the 10 minutes following a near-death car mishap (language) MISHAP - An early system on the IBM 1130.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16, May 1959].
 in the Ontario bush that almost took his life in the same way his father died.) For more information about Miller and his project visit


Artist -- Derek Miller

Album -- The Dirty Looks

Song -- Devil Came Down Sunday

Label -- Arbor arbor

Garden shelter providing privacy and partial protection from the weather, most commonly a lightweight, latticed framework (trellis) of wood or metal with interlaced branches of vines or climbing shrubs trained over it.

Producer -- Derek Miller

ARTIST                        TITLE                   ALBUM

Leela Gilday                  Rage                    Dig Your Roots--
Yoza                          Thunderbird Sings       Single Release
Priscilla Morin               Already Gone            Single Release
Steve Rain                    Move On                 Only For A Moment
Janet Panic                   Blink                   Single Release
Susan Aglukark                I Will Return           Blood Red Earth
Shane Anthony                 Got Up Today            Work To Do
Derek Miller                  Never Gonna Get Enough  Single Release
Tracy Bone                    Games                   Single Release
Art Napoleon                  Good Red Road           Miyoskamin
Ashley Robertson              A Letter                Single Release
Nancy Johnson                 Run Away                Water Song
Terry McCaffrey               Phoenix                 Single Release
Andrea Menard                 My Laughing Fool        Simple Step
Dominique Reynolds            The Rifle               Coming Home
Digging Roots                 Going Back              Dig Your Roots--
Donna Kay/Little Island Cree  Round, Round, Round     The Journey
Donny Parenteau               Country Calling Me      What It Takes
Tamara Podemski               Meegwetch               Tamara
Ray Villebrun & Red Blaze     Make Our Mama's Proud   Been Awhile
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Date:Sep 1, 2006
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